The new year is bringing some excellent basketball matchups throughout Northeast Georgia.
With that, the AccessWDUN sports staff put together another round of picks this week. We take an in-depth look at several huge region showdowns this week.
-- Can the Gainesville girls pull a massive upset against No. 10 North Forsyth in Coal Mountain?
-- Will the Gainesville boys continue their good start against a battle-tested and big North Forsyth team on the road?
-- Can the Cherokee Bluff girls break the five-game skid against East Forsyth to remain near the top of the Region 8-4A subregion?
-- The Banks County girls look to take a hold on Region 8-2A against a hot Athens Academy team.
-- The Flowery Branch boys' loss to Winder-Barrow has them in fourth place, but a win on Friday against Heritage-Conyers in Flowery Branch will have them back near the top of the Region 8-5A standings.
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